Not sugar, but salt: Pet-nurturing game model for student learning

Zhi Hong Chen, Taylor Tang, Yu Fu Tseng, Pokey Chen, Tak Wai Chan

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Abstract

In this paper, the relationship of learning and game activities is emphasized. The sugar design perspective is identified from the literature, and then we propose another salt design perspective. Based on the salt perspective, a pet-nurturing game, named My-Pet, is developed and applied to both Internet and one-to-one classroom. The results of these trial studies examined the system feasibility, and revealed that learners are motivated and interested in such game-based learning. Some implications about the tradeoff between two different perspectives and the possibility of using in formal schooling were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICCE 2008
Subtitle of host publication16th International Conference on Computers in Education
Pages697-704
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2008 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2008 Oct 272008 Oct 31

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICCE 2008: 16th International Conference on Computers in Education

Other

Other16th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2008
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period08/10/2708/10/31

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Keywords

  • Game-based learning
  • One-to-one classroom
  • Pet-nurturing game

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Chen, Z. H., Tang, T., Tseng, Y. F., Chen, P., & Chan, T. W. (2008). Not sugar, but salt: Pet-nurturing game model for student learning. In Proceedings - ICCE 2008: 16th International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 697-704). (Proceedings - ICCE 2008: 16th International Conference on Computers in Education).